2009 Challenge Cup
The 2009 Carnegie Challenge Cup began in January 2009. The Challenge Cup is the most prestigious knock-out competition in European rugby league. Teams from England, Scotland, Wales, France and Russia are included in the tournament.
Teams from the Co-operative Championship received byes into round three along with four teams from France, and the winner of the Russian Championship. Teams from the Super League enter in round four.
The final was held on 29 August 2009 and Warrington Wolves beat Huddersfield Giants 25-16.
For 2009, the early stages of the competition have been revamped. As the competition has expanded, there is now a preliminary round before the first round, and teams have been placed into two 'pools' for the preliminary, first and second rounds.
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